Shelbyville Daily Union


April 18, 2013

Garner, Gendry art displays at Flourishes

Paper folding art, micro-macrame jewelry and wheel-thrown pottery is on display at Flourishes Gallery and Studios in downtown Shelbyville at 140 ½ E. Main. The show officially opens Friday, April 19 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to see this work by Maggie Gray Garner and Dave Gendry and to talk with the artists. Local musician Brooke Hammond will provide music on the keyboard.

Neither Maggie or Dave is new to Flourishes. A few of their pieces have been shown in Studio D in the past months, but never has there been so many of their works present.

Maggie Gray Garner grew up in Shelbyville. Following college she settled in Chicago for 28 years, working and raising a family. Leaving in 1996, she settled in St. Louis before returning to Shelbyville in 1998. Since then she has used the time to discover her own innate way of creating. Her primary medium of expression is paper, which include a variety of color, weight, texture, etc. She uses this to highlight the contours of the female clothing with her main focus on Japanese courtesans and Art Deco era women. Her secondary medium of expression is in micro-macrame jewelry design. She works with various weights of cord and wire and uses gemstone beads as embellishment and centerpieces of each unique bracelet or necklace. She has recently added the use of antique, Czech glass buttons as the primary focal point of each piece. She has exhibited in the area and currently has pieces on display at Gallery 510 in Decatur.

Dave Gendry lives in Decatur and has a yearly presence with his thrown pottery pieces at Decatur’s Art in Central Park with a booth full of his recent works. Many of his ceramic pieces are functional rather than decorative, but can be used for both. He works with various glazes and gets the rich and unique characteristics that raku fired pottery produces. The show will contain sixteen of such pieces.

Other shows available for viewing at Flourishes are in the Beaux Art Ballroom. The Shelbyville Elementary Art Club and advanced art students at the Shelbyville High School have Alien Monster Creatures, a collaborative project. One wall is dedicated to the art of the Rembrandt Society, a group of junior and senior high school art clubs.

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